• Reigning champion Gary Hunt (GBR) could become the first high diver to claim the world title in this event in back-to-back editions.
• Hunt and 2013 world champion Orlando Duque (COL) are both aiming to become the first multi-gold medallist in this event at the World Championships.
• Duque (42) is already the oldest medallist in this event in history of the World Championships, as he was 38 years old when he won the world title in 2013.
• Hunt and Jonathan Paredes (MEX) are the only high divers to have collected a medal in this event in both previous World Championships editions.
• Hunt (G1-S1-B0) and Paredes (G0-S1-B1) could both become the first high divers to complete the medal set at the World Championships.
• Andy Jones (USA) and Steven LoBue (USA) are both aiming to hand United States its first-ever World Championships medal in this event.
• Michal Navratil (CZE) is also hoping to claim Czech Republic's first podium spot in this event at the World Championships.
· Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Helena Merten (AUS) are both aiming to become the first female high divers from Australia to win a World Championships medal.
· Iffland (26) and Merten (22) could both become the youngest world champions in this event. Rachelle Simpson (USA) currently holds the record as she was 27 years old when she won the world title in 2015.
· With one gold (2013) and one silver medal (2015), Cesilie Carlton (USA) is the only multi-medallist in this event in the history of the World Championships.
· Ginger Huber (USA), who took silver in 2013, and Yana Nestsiarava (BLR), bronze medallist in 2015, could both join 36-year-old Carlton as multi-medallist in this event at the World Championships.
· Huber (42) is already the oldest medallist in this event, as she was 38 year old when she finished second at the 2013 World Championships.
· Lysanna Richard (CAN) and Adriana Jiménez (MEX) are both hoping to bring their country its first World Championships medal ever in this event.